Updated: March 11, 2017
When you review the range of 4000 lumen flashlights out there, you can expect them to do a lot more than shine some light on a tree or two—these 4000 lm high power flashlight units can light up a whole cluster of trees! These are definitely effective and reliable flashlights for law enforcement, military, and search and rescue. But because they can light up such a vast area, they are also the kinds of lights that videographers and photographers can use in their professional ventures. Two of the torches are designed with just such professionals in mind, allowing the user to attach the flash light to a tripod and shine light on a scene.
…let’s talk logistics. The 4000 lumen flashlights reviewed here are ones I have chosen because they share a few of the same qualities. All of the units reviewed here meet IPX-8 waterproof standards, which means you can dunk them in some water and they won’t flicker out on you. Additionally, all three of these high power flashlights are constructed out of aircraft-grade aluminum and have a military grade HAIII hard anodized finish. These lights are engineered to take some damage without the core components being damaged at all. But while these lights share certain qualities, they are also different in many ways, including run-time, beam distance, functional design, and accessories.
I recommend carefully comparing these four qualities because they will help point the way toward the 4000 lm high power units that will be your best option. If you anticipate needing a torch for an excursion that might not let you access a charging station any time soon, then the run-time is really going to be important. If you’re shooting a scene or searching for a person, the larger the beam distance the better. The functional design is something to keep in mind, depending on whether you’re going to be carrying the device on you every day or setting it up on a tripod. And I mention the accessories because hey, everyone likes to get some extra perks with their purchase.
So, let’s get specific with these 4000 lumen devices.
The Nitecore TM06S is an impressive 4000 lumen flashlight that merges technological innovation and design. Users are able to choose from five different brightness levels, which means not only having the capability to change the output depending on the environment but also regulating how much power is being used. The TM06S also has three special modes—strobe, SOS, and a location beacon—so that you know you can rely on this 4000 lm torch in an emergency situation. The advanced temperature regulation technology also allows the TM06S to adjust its output performance according in response to its body temperature, which prevents overheating. The stainless steel crenellated bezel ring around the head of the unit means it is designed not only to protect the core components from damages but also to allow the user to utilize the torch as a window breaker in emergency situations. Because of its light weight, compact size, and the holster and lanyard that are included, the Nitecore is an excellent 4000 lumen flashlight that can be used for every day carry.
- Maximum output 4000-lm utilizing 4xCREE XM-L2 U3 LEDs
- Beam distance: 359 m
- Integrated power indicator on side switch to display battery voltage
- Intelligent memory function for brightness levels
- Five brightness levels: Turbo, High, Mid, Low, Ultralow
- Three special modes: Strobe, SOS, Location Beacon
- Max run-time of 560 hrs
- Direct access to turbo and ultralow levels with ease
- Advanced temperature regulation (ATR) technology
- 5 brightness levels and 3 special modes
- Stainless steel crenulated bezel ring (for emergency window breaking or self-defense tool)
- Light weight and compact
- Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
- Features advanced temperature regulation (ATR) technology
- Size: 4.61 in. length x 1.97 in. head size
- Weight: 9.38 oz
- Stainless steel crenulated bezel ring
- Aircraft grade aluminum alloy construction and HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish
- IPX-8 waterproof
- Accessories: EdisonBright brand USB powered flexible reading light, holster, and lanyard
- Not a very long beam distance for 4000-lm
The Fenix TK75 is a multi-functional flashlight that is engineered not just for outdoors folks and military or law enforcement personnel. With a multi-function socket that allows the user to attach it to straps or mount it on a tripod, the TK75 is a flashlight well suited to meet a variety of professional needs. It also has an incredibly wide 80-degree beam angle, so that you can light up a significant area, and if that isn’t enough, then take a look at the run-time. At low mode, the TK75 can operate for 270 hours. The digitally regulated output function also ensures that the TK75 provides consistent brightness for those 270 hours. And if you can’t keep track of 270 hours, don’t worry about it—the torch has also been designed with a power display that shows you the run-time. The dual-button switch system in the front includes a lock-out function so that it doesn’t accidentally turn on while it’s hanging from your strap or tucked into your pack. The cost might have you blinking, but the engineering that clearly went into this unit shows that when you pay for quality, you get security and reliability.
- Max lm: 4000
- 4 Cree XM-L2 (U2) LEDs with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
- Beam distance: Max 650m
- Uses 4 x 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries or 8 X CR123A Lithium batteries (Included)
- Over 80-degree flood beam angle
- 5 modes: 4 brightness levels (Low, Med, High, Turbo) and Strobe
- Run time: 270 hrs (low), 11 hr 20 min (Med), 3 hr 40 min (High), 1 hr 40 min (Turbo)
- Battery level indicator
- Multi-function socket for straps and tripod socket make TK75 portable and mountable
- Power display of runtime
- Quick lock-out function to protect against accidental activation
- Multi-function socket makes the Fenix TK75 versatile for use by videographers, photographers, etc.
- Wide flood beam angle allows for large area exposure
- Consistent output because of digital regulator function
- Seriously impressive run-time, with max run time of 270 hrs
- Long beam distance
- Bundle includes a good starter pack for battery supply
- Weight: 575-gram (20.28oz) excluding batteries
- Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
- Low-voltage reminder
- Waterproof: IPX-8
- Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation
- Dual button switch system in the front for simple and fast operation
- Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum with premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
- Accessories: Fenix ARE-C2 4 bay smart battery charger, 4 X Fenix ARB-L2 18650 batteries and EdisonBright 8X EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries
- Size: 185mm (7.28in.) length × 52.5mm (2.07in.) diameter× 87.5 (3.44in.) head
- Wide head diameter (3.44 in.) compared to body (2.07 in.) of flashlight—might be awkward to carry in a holster
The LUMINTOP SD75 might look like a standard high powered flashlight, but I can assure you there is more to it than meets the eye. Although it has the same max output of 4000 lumen as the other two units reviewed above, the LUMINTOP only uses one XHHP70 LED bulb. It also has the longest beam distance of the torches reviewed here. A discreet thread mounting point makes this high power flashlight ready for mounting to a tripod. Even better, the unit has a power bank (hidden in the tail of the flashlight underneath a concealment cap) that has two USB ports, a battery indicator, and a DC 12V input that can be used to re-charge the batteries using a power adaptor (included) and your car’s cigarette light adapter. The SD75 comes as part of a kit that includes a sleek metal case with cut-outs to hold all the parts in place, a power adapter, car charge cable, extra O-ring, and a mini-USB LED light. The SD75 has been conveniently designed to allow the user to flip the unit upside down and plug in the mini-USB LED light in case you are camping and want to do some night time reading.
- Max Lumen: 4000
- Uses only 1x XHP70 LED
- Beam distance: Up to 652 meters
- Runtime: 50-hrs (150 lm), 8.33-hrs (1800 lm), and 2.68-hrs (4000-lm)
- Runs on 4x 18650 batteries (NOT included)
- 4 Modes: Low-Mid-High-Strobe
- Size: 9.76″ (248mm) length x 05″ (52mm) diameter x 3.54″ (89.9mm) head
- Extra-long beam distance—652 meters!
- Accessories that will prepare you to stay powered up for a long time
- Mini-USB LED can plug into the USB port on the bottom of the flashlight
- Uses only 1 XHP70 LED bulb
- Material: Aerospace aluminium alloy construction with anti-scratching type HAIII military grade hard anodized finish
- Waterproof: IPX-8 up to 2 meters
- Camera type thread mounting point
- Rechargeable power bank function
- Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation
- Accessories: Case with cut outs to hold light parts, power adapter, car charge cable, O-ring and mini USB LED-Light
- Weight: 29.3oz (831g) (excluding battery)
- Batteries not included
- Heaviest and largest of the 3 high power flashlights reviewed here
So, here’s how the 4000 lumen led flashlights that I’ve reviewed here—the Nitecore TM06S, the Fenix TK75, and the LUMINTOP SD75—stack up against each other.
When it comes to beam distance, the Fenix and LUMINTOP are fairly comparable, with the LUMINTOP coming out ahead by just a couple meters at 652 meters. The Nitecore is only going to reach a little over half that distance at 359 meters. All of which are beam distances that can only really be expected from high power flashlights as the ones reviewed.
The cost comparison from lowest to highest is going to be Nitecore, LUMINTOP, and Fenix.
When it comes to accessories, the Nitecore offers the least accessories (just the USB powered reading light, holster, and lanyard), while both the Fenix and the LUMINTOP offer impressive bundles. The LUMINTOP 4000 lm high power flashlight provides the necessary parts for recharging the torch and a cool case, but the Fenix offers more in terms of battery/ power supply.
In terms of brightness levels and modes, the LUMINTOP offers the standard 3 brightness levels and strobe mode. The Fenix does one better and throws in an extra Turbo mode. But the Nitecore 4000 lumen flashlight tops both of them with five brightness levels (Turbo, High, Mid, Low, Ultralow) and three special modes (Strobe, SOS, Location Beacon).
Size and Weight:
A size and weight cross-comparison reveals that the Nitecore is the most compact and lightest, the Fenix is in the middle, and the LUMINTOP 4000 lumens flashlight comes out as the largest and heaviest.
As for run time, it’s a toss-up between the Nitecore, which boasts a max run time of 560 hrs, or the Fenix, which has a max run time of 270 hrs on low (150 lm) mode. Nitecore doesn’t provide the lumen specification that allows the batteries to run for 560 hrs, which is why I’m more inclined to trust the figures from Fenix.
All that being said, choosing the best 4000 lumen flashlight that’s right for you is about weighing the options and paying close attention to run-time, beam distance, functional design, and accessories. And that’s really important while making your choice, I would highly recommend that you dont just judge it by the price but rather look at the features that the device offers, and then match those up to the requirements that you have. Nothing would disappoint more than to invest in a tool, only to realize that it doesn’t suit your needs at all. So please do yourself the favour and read my reviews carefully, be honest with yourself as far as what you really need and make the purchase your kit belt deserves.
If you didnt find the torch you are looking for in this guide, why not check out my comparison of the best tactical flashlights.